obtaining an invitation letter

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obtaining an invitation letter

Postby makarasilapin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:49 pm

i'm most likely heading to thailand this summer to ordain but don't have a specific monastery to write me an invitation letter. i remember last time the guy at the thai consulate said that i just need "anything on paper". does anyone know if the invitation letter needs to include any specific information or...?
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Re: obtaining an invitation letter

Postby James the Giant » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:51 pm

My understanding was that you could go on a tourist visa, visit the monastery you decide on, get the letter, then have your visa changed over.
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Re: obtaining an invitation letter

Postby makarasilapin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:26 pm

James the Giant wrote:My understanding was that you could go on a tourist visa, visit the monastery you decide on, get the letter, then have your visa changed over.


that's more work than i'd like - are you familiar with thailand's immigration office? :D
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Re: obtaining an invitation letter

Postby James the Giant » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:39 am

makarasilapin wrote:
James the Giant wrote:My understanding was that you could go on a tourist visa, visit the monastery you decide on, get the letter, then have your visa changed over.


that's more work than i'd like - are you familiar with thailand's immigration office? :D

Hehe, yes it would definitely be easier to do it your way!
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